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When it’s not “100% NZ Made” - Commerce Commission v New Zealand Nutritionals

30 May 2016. Posted by Gus Hazel .

In the case between Commerce Commission v New Zealand Nutritionals [2016] NZHC 832, the Commerce Commission initiated High Court proceedings against New Zealand Nutritionals (NZ Nutritionals) alleging misleading and deceptive conduct in breach of the Fair Trading Act in connection with labelling and marketing of certain NZ Nutritionals goats milk products.

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James & Wells joins NZ China Innovation Centre

24 May 2016. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

Intellectual property law firm James & Wells has lent its expertise to the New Zealand China Innovation Centre, signing on as a strategic partner. 

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MANUKA DOCTOR - the sweet truth unravelled

12 May 2016. Posted by Stephanie Hadley .

Last year, the honey industry and trade mark practitioners alike were keeping a close eye on the battle ensuing between the Ministry of Primary Industries and Honey New Zealand (International) Ltd over whether Honey NZ’s MANUKA PHARM and MANUKA DOCTOR registered trade marks amounted to unlawful health claims.

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Charging domain name complainants ‘unfair’

11 May 2016. Posted by Ben Cain .

Charging complainants only in disputes over domain names in New Zealand is “unfair” and needs to be changed, an intellectual property specialist says.

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May 2016 newsletter

10 May 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

With the spotlight on the food and beverage industry, we profile innovation in the South Island’s food and beverage industry, understand WineFriend’s recipe for success, and investigate why healthy food is New Zealand’s next big export into Asia.

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NZ legal experts meet with Chinese arbitration commission

10 May 2016. Posted by Chloe Li (李慧俐) .

As part of James & Wells’ relationship with NZCTA, Jason Wach, Senior Associate and Chloe Li, Asia Division Executive, attended a meeting with a delegation from the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). 

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New Zealand trade mark holders hit by international scam set to recoup money

9 May 2016. Posted by Tim Walden .

We’re pleased to report that the Commerce Commission has cracked down on an overseas trade mark scam which saw New Zealand businesses collectively hand over more than $200,000 worth of payments.

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WineFriend: the wine buddy that delivers

3 May 2016. Posted by .

An innovative wine company has been described as “primed for growth and investment” thanks to its focus on getting the basics of business right.

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China Regulatory Update - latest available information

2 May 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

NPNZ have received the following update from NZTE Shanghai. 

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